Friday, 23 July 2010


These nails are pretty cool, i especially like the blank cuticle area.

Saturday, 24 April 2010


Refinery29 is a great site, and they have recently published some DIY nail art tips and tricks. Like me you might want to do it at home yourself. I particularly love the graduated nail colour instructions (the second one down) which i am trying right now as a matter of fact. I was a bit heavy handed on the sponge dabbing section, but hopefully i'll get it right when i do my next hand... will post results.

Here is the full article:

"Directions: Apply the base color, and wait 'til dry. Pour a little bit of dark polish onto a hard, throwaway surface (we used a CD case) and dab a little bit at a time onto the foundation sponge. Using short, quick strokes, pat on the dark polish layer by layer, focusing on the ends of your nails. Before completely drying, use the topcoat to blend all the colors together. Voila! Ombre nails without a spraygun!" refinery29

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


I think this is just a concept product, but i like it. Imagine having the full set? My god!

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Sometimes i can't believe zebras are not mythical creatures!

But they make great nail design inspiration. The grey varnish used here is from Nails Inc.

Zebra print leggings from American Apparel

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Day 1 of the POP UP SHOP!

So... today is the first pop-up shop of Ma-Nails, i'm open in Lock 7 bicycle cafe downstairs from my flat in Broadway market. Here are some of my design experiments from last week.

Peachy American apparel varnish with various designs in black, my fingers look particularly dry... need to moisturize!

Friday, 26 March 2010


These lovely pictures are courtesy of, a magazine tear out that a friend recently sent me. The candy coloured two-tones are to die for, i love this shoot.

Pastel mint green with marshmellow pink splotches.

Light lilac

Nude pink with lilac half moons.

Lemon yellow with mint green mini polka dots.

Minty green with a lemon yellow row of dots

Two tone pink sploges

Alternate colour pink and purple nails.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


This is my most recent creation, its grey Nails Inc polish (2 layers) with clear undercoat and top coat.

Excuse the slight chips, i'm much better at doing it with my left rather than right hand... so this one is a bit shaky, i'm working on my ambidextrousism.